About the masterclass | Sat 5 – Sun 6 Nov, Covent Garden
This is an urban and street photography masterclass. Each picture we take reproduces our present and documents the birth of a past. Photography is a mediation between memory and reality. Anders Petersen suggests we use our memory to work on projects. “Photography is not really about photography – it is about longings, dreams, nightmares, and wants, and memories.” World Press Photo award winner Dario Mitidieri joins The Mango Lab for a unique event. This weekend workshop immerses participants in the street to create new work, receive analysis and tune in to what memories drive you to photograph as you do.
Dario Mitidieri started his career at The Sunday Telegraph and The Independent. In 1989 he documented the student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, for which he was awarded British Press Photographer of the Year. Visa d’Or, W. Eugene Smith and World Press Photo are among his most important awards and he has been recognised worldwide for his works such as Children of Bombay (published in six languages), Formula One driver Ayrton Senna’s last race, Children in Wars, Mass Graves of Iraq, Teenage Pregnancy in the UK and Lost Family Portraits, which received 3rd Prize at the World Press Photo 2016. www.mitidieri.com
Additional points from Dario
Be prepared for some criticism of your work! Dario is not a mincer of words but his honesty is a great tool to get you on track with a potential career in photography.
Come armed with 1-2 ideas of what you might shoot, around the themes of photography, memory and archive. There will be discussion around these after hearing from Dario about his path and process, and he encourages you to challenge him with questions.
Camera equipment is up to you, as the process should be individual to each participant. And don’t look at his imagery to copy, he says! But if you do it is to be inspired and come up with your own ideas. He is intrigued to see how each of you will have your own style.
We hope you’re as excited as we are!
Level: Open to all
Max. class size: 15 (spaces limited)
Sat 5 Nov, 10am-4pm – Sun 6 Nov, 10am-6pm £150
Please note that this intensive masterclass combines taught, discussion-based and walking components on both days and participants will need to bring suitable clothing in order to photograph in the urban terrain.
Dario will lead you for Saturday morning (approx. 10am-2pm, and depending on your questions, there may be time for him to guide you out on the street photographing) and Sunday afternoon (2-6pm), while the other parts of the workshop have you out photographing with access to The Mango Lab photographers for guidance and feedback in your photography preparation for Sunday’s critique with Dario. We look forward to seeing you!
The Mango Lab
32 Tavistock Street
Covent Garden, London
Covent Garden (3-4 mins walk)
Or: Leicester Square (8-10 mins walk), Charing Cross (9-12 mins walk), Embankment (10-13 mins walk), Piccadilly (15-20 mins walk)
Lots! See tfl.gov.uk and use Journey Planner
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Please contact us at The Mango Lab for details and to book! Spaces are limited and will be confirmed on a first come first served basis. Contact us on 0203 002 4991 or firstname.lastname@example.org